Photo: A little girl waits against the gates of the camp registration center in Domeez. Iraq 2013 © Pierre-Yves Bernard/MSF
Providing Care in Syria and in Neighboring Countries: An Overview of MSF programs in and around Syria
The conflict in Syria remains extremely intense. Frontlines continue to shift. The medical system is in shambles. An estimated 6.8 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian aid, but whole enclaves are cut off from assistance of any kind.
Despite the very real challenges of operating in the country, MSF is now running four hospitals inside Syria and is increasing mobile clinic activities to the extent possible. Simultaneously, the organization is actively seeking to open new projects where it is safe to do so.
And, it should be noted, MSF is using only private donations for its work in Syria in order to remain entirely independent of all political positioning around the crisis.
MSF is also working in the neighboring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey, where some 1.4 million Syrians have fled in search of sanctuary. These countries have been overwhelmed by the influx of refugees and returnees, and the humanitarian response has thus far been unable to meet their needs.
Importante labor de la médicos sin fronteras. Día a día, salvando vidas y aliviando el dolor humano fruto de la injusticia social.